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Closeup of Lefse Rolls on a Serving Platter

Lazy Lefse with Instant Potatoes and 7UP

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An easy way to make lefse with instant potato flakes. Just as yummy. Spread with butter, sugar, roll-up and enjoy!

  • Total Time: 3 hours
  • Yield: 18-20 rounds 1x


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  • 5 cups + 1/4 – 1/2 cup Hungry Jack Potato Flakes
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 10oz 7up (cold!)
  • 2 1/4 cups water (cold!)
  • 1 cup evaporated milk (cold!)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour


  1. In a large bowl, mix the potato flakes, salt, sugar, 7up, water, evaporated milk, and oil.
  2. Add 2 cups of flour.
  3. Mix and knead.
  4. Roll the dough into balls.
  5. Chill in the refrigerator.
  6. Preheat the lefse griddle to 350 degrees. (may depend on your grill)
  7. Pull only one ball of dough from the refrigerator at a time.
  8. On a floured pastry board, roll the dough to about 12 inches in diameter.
  9. Place the rolled dough on the griddle.
  10. The dough will start to bubble.
  11. Flip and cook the other side.
  12. Repeat.
  13. When you’re ready to serve — spread with butter, and sugar, roll up and enjoy!


  • Make sure your 7Up and evaporated milk are cold.
  • Supplies: lefse griddle, rolling pin w/cover, lefse turning stick, pastry board w/cover
  • Author: Kelsey Restemayer
  • Category: Breads
  • Cuisine: Norwegian
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